ENTIRELY REVISED AND UPDATED! Over 40,000 first edition copies sold. How much does it really cost to renovate your investment property? Learn detailed tips, tricks, and tactics to accurately budget nearly any house flipping project and investment property renovation from expert real estate investor and fix-and-flipper J Scott. Discover the tried-and-tested steps of his professional framework and methodology for precisely evaluating renovation costs in hundreds of his own successful rehab projects. Determine how to accurately estimate all the costs you are likely to face during renovation--and get all of your rehab questions answered in a single place! Whether you are preparing to walk through your very first rehab project or you're an experienced home flipper, this handbook will be your guide to identifying renovation projects, creating a scope of work, and staying on budget to ensure a timely profit! Inside, you will learn how to: -Inspect every aspect of a property to create your renovation scope -Decide which upgrade options provide the biggest bang for your buck -Identify the 150+ most common renovations you'll likely encounter -See big problems (like mold and termites!) and quickly fix them -Assign accurate prices to every rehab task to build a detailed budget -Determine which contractors are best for certain repairs or projects -Break down the top 25 basic components of a renovation -And so much more! You don't need to be a contractor to flip houses, but you do need to know the fundamentals of budgeting and pricing your renovation--including everything from cosmetic renovations to complex installations and upgrades. This book gives you the estimation tools needed to produce the income you desire on your first--or next--investment deal!
This no-fluff book contains detailed, step-by-step training perfect for both the complete newbie or seasoned pro looking to build a killer house-flipping business. In this book you'll discover: --How to get financing for your deals, even with no cash and poor credit! --How to evaluate a potential market or "farm" area! --What types of properties you should buy, where and from whom! --How to find great deals from motivated sellers! --How to evaluate deals quickly and accurately! --How to make competitive offers and complete your due diligence efficiently and effectively! --How to create a Scope of Work, a Budget and a Schedule! --How to hire the best contractors and manage your rehab to completion! --How to get your properties under contract for top dollar! --How to get your property to the closing table as efficiently as possible so you can collect your check!
Discover How To Come Up With An Accurate Repair Estimate For A Fixer Upper Property Quickly. If you want to be able to quickly and easily come up with a repair estimate any fixer-upper property, then this guide will show you step by step how to do just that. In How To Estimate Repair Costs On A Rehab, I've taken everything I've learned and used in the real estate business when it comes to estimating repairs and broken them down so you can use the findings to your advantage. In This Real Estate Investing Guide, you'll discover... - The 3 different methods of evaluating repair costs - Actual repair estimates and real numbers you can use no matter what type of market you are in - The types of renovations that add the most value - How to avoid common repair estimate mistakes - The system I use for finding the best contractors - And much more... Learning how to estimate repairs accurately will make you a better real estate investor and save you money. The best real estate investors are not just the best marketers or have the most money to invest. To have lasting real estate success, you must know how to estimate repairs no matter what type of market or price range of property. Understanding repair costs will make you a better real estate investor whether your strategy is rehabbing, wholesaling, development, rentals, or any other strategy. Knowing how much it costs to repair properties will give you a competitive advantage over your competition so that you don't get in over your head or pass up on amazing deals that need a little work. Get your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button.
How to succeed in the construction business—step-by-stepguidelines for estimating To be competitive, contractors and homebuilders need to know howto generate complete, accurate estimates for labor and materialcosts. This book guides readers through the entire estimatingprocess, explaining in detail how to put together a reliableestimate that can be used not only for budgeting, but also fordeveloping a schedule, managing a project, dealing withcontingencies, and ultimately making a profit. Completely revised and updated to reflect the new CSIMasterFormat 2010TM system, the Second Edition of this practicalguide describes estimating techniques for each building system andhow to apply them according to the latest industry standards. Costconsiderations and quantity takeoff and pricing are included forvirtually every type of work found in residential and lightcommercial projects, from demolition, concrete, and masonry towindows and doors, siding, roofing, mechanical and electricalsystems, finish work, and site construction. Complete with many new graphics and references to professionalconstruction cost databases, the new edition provides experiencedcontractors and novices alike with essential information on: How to correctly interpret plans and specifications, reflectingupdates to contract documents since the first edition Computer estimating techniques and new estimating software forperforming quantity takeoff The best methods for conceptual estimating as well as theextremely useful topic of parametric estimating How to allocate the right amounts for profit and contingencies,and other hard-to-find professional guidance How a unit price estimate is built along with labor issues andbudgeting for subcontractor work
The ultimate how-to guide to fixing-and-flipping properties Judging from the number of reality TV shows devoted to home renovation, it's easy to think that fixing-and-flipping is a sure-fire, straightforward way to make money, fast. But there's a lot more to the real estate business than a little hard work and some basic DIY skills. Just like every other business venture, to be successful you need to understand the potential pitfalls as well as the possible profits before diving in, and Fix and Flip: The Canadian How-To Guide for Buying, Renovating and Selling Property for Fast Profit is designed to help you do just that. Putting everything you need to know about how the business of fix-and-flips work right at your fingertips, authors Mark Loeffler and Ian Szabo are the perfect pair for the job, bringing you both the financing and contracting expertise that has made their own renovation business a huge success. Offering step-by-step guidance on exactly how to effectively renovate and sell, Loeffler and Szabo walk you through the skills you need to get started, how to identify properties with potential, saving money on materials, preparing to sell, and much, much more. Packed with expert advice on both the financing and contracting aspects of fixing-and-flipping properties Filled with checklists and practical techniques to help you get to work right away Explains the pitfalls to avoid and the profits to be made in the fix-and-flip business Packed with invaluable tips, handy checklists, and time- and cost-saving techniques to help you make the most money you can from distressed properties, this is the only book you need to start fixing-and-flipping like a pro.
THE HOUSE-FLIPPING HOW-TO THAT TURNS EVERYDAY PEOPLE INTO ENTREPRENEURS Everyone likes the idea of turning the ugliest house on the block to the best house on the block and making a profit. Until now a system has not been shared on how to successfully complete this task on time and budget without getting your hands dirty. This book not only cracks the code but shares the proven path and system to have a systems based rehab business that makes consistent profits for ordinary everyday people. The Real Estate Rehab Investing Bible reveals the lucrative seven-stage system that allows author Paul Esajian, and his students all across North America, to manage multiple rehab projects at once, while staying on time and under budget to build and grow their wealth. No experience? No problem. You'll learn strategies to find the right properties, negotiate the right offer, identify the right licensed and insured contractor for the job, and get the property sold to a happy homeowner for a profit. No capital? No problem. You'll learn how you can use other people’s money to fund your deals and the IRS guidelines that help you keep more of the money you make. By learning and leveraging the principals of rehabbing and real estate, you'll start thinking like a business owner rather than a consumer. Breaking into residential real estate provides an amazing opportunity for those with little, or no experience, and using other people's money. This book gives you the information, education, and systems every investor needs to start flipping and rehabbing houses without doing the work yourself, and withoutlosing your shirt to contractors and bad investing decisions. Find Deals:where and how to find deals, analyzing deals, and estimating repairs in minutes to acquire a rehab Fund Deals:where and how to borrow money, creative financing, and the finance request template to present to asset based lenders and private lenders to fund your deal Fix Deals:how to run a rehab with a proven system without lifting a hammer, identify A+ licensed and insured contractors at wholesale pricing, and what to focus on to maximize your profit Flip Deals:how to properly price, stage, and add the sizzle features to get properties sold within weeks of listing the property by properly analyzing comparables and staging the rehab properly The proven techniques Paul shares work in any location, in any market. If you're ready to get in the game, The Real Estate Rehab Investing Bible teaches you how to play.
Now updated for today’s bullish real estate market, this is the go-to, classic entrepreneurial guide for landlords and real estate investors who want to buy and manage rental properties for long-term wealth. There’s never been a better time for buying rental properties—interest rates are low and credit is more freely available to those who want to buy and invest. But where does one begin? With more than twenty plus years of experience in real estate and as the founder of The Landlord Property Management Academy, Bryan M. Chavis knows all phases and aspects of working with rental properties. In Buy It, Rent It, Profit! he explains why rental properties are such a wise investment in today’s real estate world and outlines the steps and systems you need to implement to become a successful landlord and property manager. This updated edition of the modern classic includes advice on being a profitable and professional landlord, protecting your investment, learning what types of property you should be purchasing, and adapting to the ever-changing world of technology in real estate. Chavis also provides systems on how to attract quality tenants, negotiate lease agreements, collect rent, finance a mortgage, and manage the property overall—everything you need to become a smart, profitable, and professional property manager. In addition, this updated edition features a workbook section with easy-to-use, universal forms for leases, evictions, property evaluations, and more. Buy It, Rent It, Profit! is the ultimate how-to procedures manual for buying and managing rental properties and a practical, realistic tool you can follow to become a profitable landlord and property manager.
Updated and revised to include ten years of new developments in real estate investment, Real Estate Finance and Investment Manual, Ninth Edition is the definitive guide to financing for all real estate investors. Understand all the financing options, learn how to choose an appropriate strategy, read about insider techniques, and get hands-on experience with case studies and helpful checklists.
This guide provides an overview of the many components of the popular practice of flipping properties. Coverage spans the flipping process from start to finish—finding, buying, fixing up, and selling—and the variables needed to make all of those steps successful and profitable. Also included is coverage on negotiating, property inspections, mortgages, taxes, and working with contractors, brokers, and real estate agents. The book is perfect for responsible investors who want to flip houses the right way and steer clear of legal gray areas that get some investors into trouble.
Over the many years that we've been serving real estate investors, one of the most asked questions on our site has been, "How Do I Get Started in Real Estate Investing?" New investors will love the fundamentals and even experienced investors will appreciate the high-level view of strategies they may have never even considered. Don't let some guru tell you what the right path is for you. Read How to Invest in Real Estate and see all the paths in one place, so you can make the best choice for you, your family, and your financial future. This book will help new investors get a firm foundation to build their investing business upon. With topics ranging from how to gain a solid real estate education, real estate niches, financing, marketing, and more, this book is truly the definitive guide for helping new investors learn the ropes.